504.31 Student Injury or Illness at School

When a student has a reportable illness or is injured at school or a school activity to the extent that medical treatment is required, the student’s parents/guardians shall be notified by the school nurse, principal/designee as soon as possible after the occurrence of the incident.

District personnel, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will administer emergency or minor first aid, if appropriate and necessary. An ill or injured student will be released to the care of the parent/guardian/designee, or qualified medical personnel when appropriate.

If an injury requires medical treatment it shall be the responsibility of the school nurse, principal/designee to file an injury report with the Superintendent/designee within two working days after the student is injured.

At the beginning of each school year, parents/guardians shall be required to complete the medical emergency authorization portion of the registration form which includes person to be contacted and family physician, and it shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the District with changes in the information on the medical authorization form as they occur. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) requests will be brought to the attention of the building and District administration, and procedures will be coordinated with the City Fire and Rescue Department.

The Superintendent/designee, in conjunction with District nurses shall be responsible for the development of rules and regulations governing the procedures in the event of student illness or injury at school.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code §613.17 (1989)
281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.3 (9) (new standards)

 
Approved:

November 6, 1989

Reviewed:
December 21, 2009
May 19, 2014

June 17, 2019

Revised:
December 21, 2009
May 19, 2014